George Alexander and I attended NYSUT's "Managing Local Union Finances" conference at the Suffolk Regional Office October 2, 2012. Treasurers and Presidents from all over Suffolk County were present. Helen Vickery from the NYSUT Accounting Department gave the presentation. Items discussed were Financial Responsibilities, Annual Audit, IRS Filings, Agency Fee, Vote Cope Contributions and Rebates, Budgeting and Financial Reporting, Internal Financial Controls and Insurance. I am happy to say that George could probably have given the presentation and is doing a great job!